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us from "the washington post," this morning. caller: thank you for having me. host: the obama administration, previewing the mitt romney speech today, this article from yesterday afternoon talks a little bit about this. a campaign spokeswoman talking to reporters on air force one yesterday. host: the obama administration already getting ready for this big speech this morning. let's get more from you on the republican line. thank you for calling in. caller: i would like mitt romney to talk about the fact that obama.com is owned by a communist in singapore and is one of 400 web sites where obama is collecting worldwide from russia, china, and i can name a bunch of other countries. host: in a major foreign-policy speech, that is what you want him to talk about? caller: yes. i hope that he stops with obama is doing. host: thanks for calling in this morning. jimmy, democratic line. what do you think mitt romney needs to talk about in his address this morning? caller: let me get to your actual question. investing money overseas would be a whole can of worms. i would like him to expl
. >>> topping our stories this morning, president obama is returning to the battleground state of virginia and he'll be in our area. the president is due to speak at a campaign rally at george mason university at 10:45 this morning. after he leaves fairfax county, he heads to another university in ohio. mr.obama will speak at cleveland state university this afternoon. >>> meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney is also in virginia again this morning. he'll be at a campaign event in washington county on the north carolina border. yesterday romney campaigned with country music legend trace atkins outside charlottesville. both meet for another debate in new york in a week and a half. >>> surprising unemployment report shows the jobless rate dropped. most economists expected it to rise. it went down from 8.1 to 7.8%. this is the first time in almost four years that the unemployment rate has fallen below 8%. the government says the rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential race. >>> making headlines this morning, an alert for women in fairfax county.
to the president david plouffe. but first right to my first reads of the morning. we'll hear fromhe obama and romney campaigns on the jobs numbers. i'm sure a ton on the campaign trail. they're in the big three battleground states at some point shadowing each other yet again this morning in the old dominion and the president hits cleveland, ohio while romney goes to an evening rally at st. pete in st. petersburg, florida. last night a very confident mitt romney and paul ryan whipped up their base in rural virginia and as much as the romney campaign is determined not to cloak their actual fireworks it wasn't exactly subtle. >> last night was an important night for the country because people got to -- got the chance to cut through all the attacks and counterattacks and all of the theatrics associated with a campaign and instead were able to listen to substance. >> romney also picked up the official endorsement of the nra. we didn't know they weren't supporting him. whose supporters were of course a major presence at that very raucous rally. see all the orange there? the campaign is trying t
. >> david plouffe, senior adviser of president obama, thanks for coming on this morning sir. >> see you chuck. >>> trivia time. we asked you to name the last president to win re-election and have his party pick up 25 or more house seats. the answer? not lbj. i know some of you went there. it is is president ulysses s. grant in 1872. the republicans held on to the white house and picked up 64 seats in the u.s. house. thanks to our friend nathan gonzalez. who else is going to come up with this? him or wassermann right? do you have a political trivia question? e-mail us and we'll be right back with more from our panel and that al gore contribution to the presidential race. [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot? check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. >>> obama arrived in denver at 2:00 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactl
supporters came out with not that good, kind of lethargic. some guys on wall street this morning maybe obama got a peek at a bad jobs report for friday. you don't think that is possible, do you? >> may be his first at-bat with the new pitcher, maybe sandbagging trying not to come out and do al gore and step in his face and be too aggressive, maybe he was holding back a little bit. dennis: charlie rangel, the congressman on fox business this morning waiting for obama to come out late and finally taken down and it never happened. what was the biggest surprise for you from romney? >> seemed we were seeing a completely different person. likable, relax, he looked very comfortable in his skin, that was a big surprise. he was smooth and relaxed. having a good time. dennis: had you heard obama say that he agrees corporate tax rates are too high and should be cut? >> i think he was just trying to agree with romney on some things. i'm not so sure the tax policies are that far apart. the most important thing going forward are those branches of government start working together, that is the problem you
morning. >> hey bill good morning, everybody. mitt romney has a big foreign policy speech this morning and the obama campaign is saying bring it on. romney speaks in lexington today where he is a couple of goals. one he needs to comeback in the foreign policy this year especially after he insulted several countries in his word tour earlier this year. we are expecting him to encourage intervening in syria and avoiding defense cuts next year, and working closely with our allies like israel. and he will portray the president obama as not someone who shows enough strength. team obama is fighting back however. and the president is managing to poke a little fun at himself. here he is last night. >> obama: they just perform flaw leslie, fight after fight. i can't always say the same. >> it is the fourth time we have heard the president acknowledge his less than perfect debate performance. more bill press coming up live after the break. stay with us. ♪ viewer for capella university. matter. education is the key. it is the vehicle. it's the way in which we evolve. every journe
.m. >> our road to the white house picking up again this morning. president obama is at george mason university. we will have that live when it begins and take your phone call reactions. until then, the conversation about the presidential race from this morning's "washington journal." host: a syndicated columnist and has a new book out. this morning. this is number what? no. 9. host: it is called "mugged: racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama." are going to talk about that. where do you think the presidential race is right now. guest: mitt romney is looking very good peer that is why in the obama administration did not want to run against mitt romney. he was the most threatening of the candidates. it is very hard to take on an incumbent. it has only happened -- republicans have only done at one time in the last few years. is in the last time it happened when clinton took out bush? it is curious, for example, there were 70 million viewers of that debate the other night, the highest it has been since 1992, the last time an incumbent was taken out. that is because people are un
story i heard this morning about how obama supporters felt was a friend last night after the debate, a friend said that his wife woke up in the middle of the night and she thought she had a nightmare and she actually realized she was remembering the debate. now, the -- it's a true story. now, i think there are things in that debate that will actually come back to haunt mitt romney which i'll get to, but i think president obama was so determined not to make a mistake, not to upset the trajectory of the campaign, not to look like somebody who would offend swing voters, that he went all the way over the other way. and that just didn't work. it may -- but it may work in two respects. one is, i think there are swing voters, particularly women, who found mitt romney too hot. put aside the lies -- >> bully. >> -- and the half true truths. i think they found him too hot, too energetic in an attacking way. that could have repercussions. romney left a lot of stuff on table. unfortunately, president obama didn't answer it last night, but i still think he has real problems on the tax program. i
to where it was in january of 2009. on the other side from mitt romney later this morning. out campaigning and rich edson is reporting from virginia. how do these campaigns treat this? connell: we lost rich because he is at the obama rally. we will get to him after a quick break. dagen: can't hear us. dagen: virginia has big voices. connell: i have heard that before. mitt romney will be in dagen mcdowell's home state. we're back with more coverage. the dow up 50 points and wayne rogers still to come on markets now. dagen: from alabama or originally and the winner -- ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ how do you help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech mastpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. connell: more to come on the jobs report. wayne rogers will talk ab
. >>> this morning, we learn the jobless rate is at its lowest level since president obama first took office. the new rate 7.8%, that's a bigger than expected drop from 8.1% in august. 114,000 new jobs were added last month, those new jobs numbers out today seem to be pretty good news for president obama. but it is his opponents who greating to t in getting to the microphone first to call foul. joining me now, john breabander. welcome to both of you. >> good morning, carol. >> nice to see you too. the jobs report was not great. only 114,000 jobs added to the economy. you had that psychological boost of the unemployment rate going down to 7.8%. is the obama camp doing the happy dance? >> well, they're not doing a happy dance, carol, because the president is always the first one to say that even though we are headed in the right direion, and these numbers continue to prove that, we're now at the 31 straight months of private sector job creation. he says there is a lot more to do. he knows there is a lot more people out there that want jobs, that need jobs, and it is always a reason he talked about for
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. >>> this is "early today" for monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> hello, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared debaters and he predicts few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are down playing expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggr
obama's reelection campaign. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah, how are you doing? >> we all know the president is a fiercely competitive man, was he satisfied with that performance? >> well, i think one aspect of the president he's never satisfied, he's always challenging himself, i think. but you know, savannah i was with you last week and i joked that mitt romney put more preparation into it than they did into the invasion in normandy and you saw last night. i expected a strong performance, got a strong performance, but that's what it was, a performance. the underlying facts remain the underlying facts. he denied what has been the centerpiece of his campaign, a $5 trillion tax cut. he again refused to offer any way to pay for it, and the bottom line is what the analysts have said. this means either he's going to explode the deficit or he's going to stick it to the middle class with a $2,000 tax increase. and if that happens, how's that going to move our economy forward or build the middle class? so the fundamental distinctions on this and many other issues remain what
filling in for bill this morning. we'll be covering the big barack obama/mitt romney debate tomorrow night on current tv. we know you have many options of places to go for your debate coverage. let me encourage you to try out current tv's coverage because not only will we have al gore leading the coverage. we'll also have governor jennifer granholm star, in my opinion of the democratic convention -- i thought she had the best speech. what did you think? >> hands down! >> john: bill clinton was an appetizer. granholm owned it. we'll have governor eliot spitzer what for my money is leading a master class on wall street and corporate crime on his show, "viewpoint." cenk uygur of "the young turks." i'll be there. your tweets as well. it won't be as huge and expansive a tweet screen filling up the entire frame but your tweets will be on screen throughout the debate. while we comment over the candidates, you will be able to see your comments. i will be tweeting for current tv from their twitter handle during th
. and another, headline on politico this morning reading obama snoozes and loses. so what went wrong? what went right? help us analyze last night's debate, bring in the favorite married political couple, our cnn contributor margaret hoover and john avlon. he is an independent. she is the conservative of the duo. guys, welcome back. margaret, let's begin with you. >> thank you. >> we asked both of you here what would be a big miss. you say the big miss for the president was the 47%. what do you mean? >> well, you know, it really was political malpractice of him not to bring it up because the campaign is premised on the fact that mitt romney isn't going to hit the threshold for being president because he doesn't understand the pain and the pain of people in the middle class because he's wealthy and can't relate to the economic reality. by missing that opportunity, by not mentioning this, this is pounding and pounding mitt romney on the campaign trail for a couple of weeks, heually gave mt romney aop to compassia individuals on the campaign trail suffering because of the obama economy as he said t
obama's less than stellar performance. >> come thursday morning the entire narrative of this race will change. >> in debating it's he coming up with the best answers and zingers. >> i know folks in the media are speculating on who will have the best zingers. >> no economist says his plan adds $5 trillion. i will not add to the deficit. i have five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not always true but keep on repeating it and ultimately hope i believe it. that's not the case. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. i don't know how he let romney get away with the crap he threw out. what was he doing foetonight? where was obama tonight? >> you happy? mr. president, you broke chris matthe matthews? let me see if i can come up with a two-minute answer that might have been more effective. liar! lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, liar. >> governor romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> let me bring in nbc news senior political editor. i have to laugh at jon stewart. wouldn't that hav
: well, good morning, savannah. look, this may have been the most substantive debate in the television era. and mitt romney dealt with it as if his campaign depended on it while a subdued president obama let romney dictate the terms of the debate. not exactly the gift the president was looking for on his 20th wedding anniversary. >> and so i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> reporter: from the very beginning, mitt romney displayed a confident and commanding presence on stage, almost one-upping the president from the start. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you can imagine here with me. >> that set the tone as romney seemed to control the tempo, sometimes even serving as the moderator. >> let's get back to medicare. >> reporter: and it didn't take long for the deep philosophical disagreements to come through. first on taxes. >> now, governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months cal
speaker and republican candidate newt gingrich said this morning that president obama has no excuse. >> the president of the united states had 90 minutes. now, if he had done his homework and actually prepared and actually studied romney, why didn't he say it? i mean why didn't he take romney head-on? the job of the president is supposed to be competent and be able to stand up for what he believes in and to be able to articulate what's wrong. mitt romney walked over him. >>> right now, president obama is on his way to los angeles for two days of fundraising in california. tonight he'll appear at a star-studded fundraising rally in los angeles where bon jovi, stevie wonder and katy perry, a few of the folks performing there. mitt romney has an event that's about to get under way in florida. a live report from the trail. in just a few moments. and there's also a new poll of likely voters in colorado. that was taken after the debate at the university of denver. that poll shows the president with a four-point edge, 47-43%. more on all of these stories throughout the next two hours. but
-days away from the presidential election. both president obama and mitt romney pulling out all of the stops. >> a few hours from now mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech. doug is live with more. >> good morning guys. good to see you all. it is the home stretch all signs of this race is really tightening up. the swing state advantage the president had early last week has now evaporated largely after romney's strong de late last week. his weekend crowds were among the largest of the campaign rallies today. >> i am not convinced you will have a chance to hear his answers or nonanswers. now of course days later we are hearing his excuses and next january we will be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >>> as you said romney will have the swing state in lexington. in anticipation of that address the obama campaign releasing an ad that attacks his recent trip to europe and israel. >> reckless, amateurish that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's tour of england israel and poland. >>> last night at a celebrity rich fundraiser
night, people say he mangled the truth to put it gently. the obama campaign -- they did a smart thing today. got up bright and early this morning realizing they took a loss last night and began pointing out where governor romney had not said what he said before, had not stuck to the truth. however, we learned again last night, if we needed reminding, that there's power in taking the view. listen, i'm frequently in error, but never in doubt. i believe what i'm telling you. and that carries its own power and strength. >> especially when you're talking to 50 million or 60 million people at a time. that is a perfect segue to everything we're doing in the rest of the hour on this show. dan rather, always such an honor to have you. >> thank you, rachel. enjoy to be on. >> "dan rather reports" is on axs tv. okay. we'll be right back. >>> okay. we do not expect from the romney campaign and their surrogates any level of subtlety anymore when it comes to dog whistling about the president's race. newt gingrich -- >> i'm assuming there's some rhythm to barack obama that the rest of us don't under
august. the obama and romney campaign jumped on these figures and, of course, they came down on opposite sides. cnn political editor paul steinhauser joining us this morning. good morning, paul. so there's one month, hard to believe, till election day, and no issue bigger than jobs, right? >> no doubt about that, randi, and you're right. after what you could consider a tough week for the president coming out of that debate in denver the jobs numbers are a good sign for his re-election bid, a happy sign for the re-election team, but for mitt romney this is fascinating, landi, because the unemployment rate is below 8% for the first time since barack obama came into the white house back in january of 2009. you have heard mitt romney on the campaign trail over and over again, over the last year and a half running for the white house, criticize this president on jobs for the unemployment rate being over 8%. now it is under 8%. now it's time for mr. romney to have to pivot from his favorite line. take a listen to both candidates on the campaign trail yesterday reacting to the jobs numbers. >>
of that coming up in a couple of minutes. >>> president obama greeted a high-spirited crowd at george mason university in fairfax county this morning. if wednesday's debate was a shot in the arm for the romney campaign rather. today's jobs report could be the same for the president. for the first time since he took office a, unemployment has fallen below 8%. meanwhile, mitt romney was also campaigning in the common wealth where he down played the drop in the rate. danielle lee is on capitol hill with the latest from the battleground state. >> from president obama, this is proof that his policies are working, but for mitt romney, the unemployment rate now at 7.8% doesn't tell the whole story. at a rally a in virginia, a smiling president obama took full advantage of september's jobs report. >> more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%. marking the first time it's been below 8% during his presidency. >> today's excuse is not an excuse to talk down the economy to score a few political point. >> reporter: political point
hillary rosen. hillary, good morning. both critics and support efforts of president obama say he was off in the debate. we've got numbers that simultaneously give the president a boost on the economy and take away key republican line of attack that we all have learned well that, nation's unemployment rate remains above 8%. 31 days from now, hillary, what is going to resonate more with voters? will it be style or substance? >> that's a great question, randi, because i think that, you know, there was a lot of theater, not just on the stage the other night, but, you know, in the mediate next day and people talking about performances, but i think when we look at kind of dial groups from undecided voters and even the cnn groups and other independent groups, you know, what people said was, okay, mitt romney won the debate on -- on style, but it didn't change their mind about the election, and i think voters are really looking for answers, like these jobs reports i think are -- are significant, and that's why the republicans are doing everything they can to discredit them because what we're say
. stocks gave back nearly all their early gains on wall street reversing this morning's jobs inspired rally. >>> with the rates race for the white house heating up president obama's campaign is outspending republican rival mitt romney. the nielsen company the president is running nearly three times as many ads in swing states. the biggest disparity in the key swing state of ohio. after a turbulent week and dozens of canceled flights, american airlines says all of their 757s will be back online tomorrow. airline says issue has been identified and their maintenance teams are securing a government approved locking mechanism to make sure no seat can be dislodged. that's the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper david: cleveland is open for business. liz claman got a chance to speak with some of the most influence businesses. liz? >> cleveland rocks. steve wynn wood leading into this segment. we spent 48 hours here showing cleveland is open for business. we talked to the biggest business leaders from all sectors of the economy from oil to banking to the nfl who ha
. >> good morning, everyone. a new jobs report this morning is expected to give president obama a boost as both he and mitt romney hit the campaign trail in virginia. the labor department says the unemployment rate fell .3 in september to 7.8%. it had been at 8en8en -- 8.1%. employers added 100 plus thousand jobs and this is the first time it has been below 8% in nearly four years. >> americans airlines canceled more flights today to fix the problems of three seats that came loose on recent flights. all of the planes should be back in service by tomorrow. the airline blames a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spills for causing small pins in the seat locking mechanisms to malfunction. >>> a panel of the california parole board issued a grant for charles manson follower, bruce davis, who's been in prison 40 years. davis was convicted with manson for the murders of two men related to the infamous sharon tate murders. his release must be approved by the entire parole board and california's governor. >>> a california teen has been denied his eagle scout award because he is gay.
president obama at a rally in virginia ran with the headlines. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. [cheers and applause] more americans entered the workforce, more people are getting jobs. >> so republicans no longer have their talking point of more than 40 straight months with unemployment more than 8%. governor romney farther south in virginia this morning says this still does not constitute a recovery, promising he is the only candidate who can bring one. >> if the same share of people participating in the workforce today as the day president got elected, our unemployment rate would be 11%. that is real reality what is happening out there. >> only one more employment report before election day. back to you. ashley: all right. rich edson, getting into the numbers there. thank you, rich. tracy: yeah we'll dig deeper into these numbers now. jerry webman chief economist with oppenheimer fund is with us now. it is very confusing because there are so many conflicting numbers. so what's your take out of thes
. >>> and mitt romney's better half is slated to fill in as guest host of wednesday's edition of "good morning america" for the ailing anchor, robin roberts. the network is also pursuing first lady michelle obama for a similar hosting gig. >>> and president obama is setting off the blink meter during his first debate. according to a smart politics analysis, president obama blinked at a rate of 70.8 times per minute. that is a thousand more than mitt romney during the course of that debate. psych physiologists say that since 1980, the candidate who blinked the least during the debates went on to win the popular vote. there are exceptions, though. in 2004, president george w. bush not only blinked more in the debate against senator john kerry, he also won re-election, so there you go. >>> up next, getting in the way of democracy. the latest news that could affect who might get stopped on their way to the voting booth during election day. this is msnbc. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of
>>> good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's friday, october 5th, 2012. right now, president obama is speaking at george mason university fairfax. it comes hours after a release of a positives jobs report. the white house issued a statement saying there's still work to be done. the u.s. economy is continuing to heal from the wounds of the recession. d to resident is expecte start speaking at any minute. >>> the president's visit at george mason gives him the opportunity to court young voters. here is more of the reaction he's getting on campus. >> reporter: the president started relatively close to home at this event at george mason university. people camped out since yesterday for tickets. it's a busy day for the president with events in virginia and ohio. they are called grass roots events. h is where the rubber hits the road, so to speak, where enthusiasm is high. >> move it forward. >> reporter: it seems there was plenty of it here at this event. would it rival the levels of 2008 against the backdrop of the reality of
over at the news desk. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, everyone. mitt romney and president obama are both campaigning in the battleground state of virginia today. last night romney told fox news that his earlier statement seemingly writing off 47% of americans was completely wrong and that his life shows that he cares about 100%. president obama meanwhile accused romney of dancing around his own positions saying that if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >>> american airlines cancelled more flights today so it can fix the problem with seats that have come loose on at least three recent flights. american says all 48 of the boeing 757s being checked should be back in service by tomorrow. the airline blames a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spills for causing small pins in the seat locking mechanisms to malfunction. >>> a panel of the california parole board issued a grant of parole thursday for charles manson follower bruce davis who has been imprisoned for 40 years. davis was convicted with manson for the murders of two men unrela
to you. >> good morning. i voted for obama because governor romney is all over the place. one day it is one thing and the following day is something else. i cannot trust this man at all. i can't believe that people can trust him. the business that he had, and destroying companies, putting people out of work. in chicago right now, there is people on strike because the company 10 years ago, the people had to train chinese and japanese and people begging him to go there and he did not go there. i don't see how people can vote for him. it is incredible. >> thanks for the call, another early voter. dodge democrats are counting. michele obama had 6800 supporters and she ended by saying i want you to follow the staff to the hamilton county board of elections and vote now. it is critical for both sides to get as many in the bank as possible. 61% means republicans and independents, voting to repeal that. they voted to send a message to repeal obama care. independence are critical. the judge these things as best they can. but on the same ballot an election cycle, they are sending a message
obama -- i do not think he did as badly as the pundits are saying this morning. i think the next debates, he will probably have a different demeanor. i think the debate last night was much more important to miss -- to mitt romney and barack obama. i do not know how much this really changes the landscape, because this race is very competitive. if you look at the eight battleground states, depending on the polls, president obama is winning on all of them, but the margins are pretty close. i think the other thing that debates could do for the democrats and the president and also for the voters, for our side, too, it signals the date is on, and you will see much more enthusiasm. people talk about the enthusiasm gap. a firm that does the polling for nbc news, within one sub group, latinos -- of au are the conspiratoria left-wing appalling -- >> barack obama had 50% with latinos, the poll is their enthusiasm was less than in 2008. >> glen, my thinking had been while it was inadequate -- mathematically possible for romney to get to 270 electoral votes without ohio, michigan, pennsylvania, that
razr. >> gretchen: hey, good morning. tgif, it's friday, october 5, 2012. i'm gretchen carlson. president obama has plans now to bounce back from his dismal debate performance the other night. >> governor romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> gretchen: the question this morning is, who is the one really lying? we report. you decide. >> brian: al gore knows exactly why the president got battered by mitt romney. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust. >> brian: makes total sense. wait until you hear what other democrats are saying. >> steve: they're living the american dream and taking it all the way to the bank. america's favorite duck family here live today. "fox & friends," hour two for friday, starts right now. >> steve: when we talk about duck family, we're not talking about donald. we're talking about somebody else. you've seen him on tv, funny show. >> gretchen: they've been here before, too. >> steve: yeah. >> gretchen: the premiere of the duck calle
.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has >> campaigning in virginia coal country, mitt romney tried to dig through the latest jobs numbers to make the case president obama has not hit pay dirt just yet. >> there are fewer new jobs created this month than last month. and the unemployment rate as you noted this year has come down very, very slowly, but it's come down nonetheless. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: still, one of reen's key metrics on the president's handling of the economy went up in smoke when the nation's unemployment rate dipped below 8%. >> 8% unemployment for over, how many, 43 months? we still have unemployment above 8%. he told us he'd get us back to work. unemployment above 8% month after month after month. >> reporter: it's a political bar romney has repeatedly accused the president to clear for months. repeated in his closing statement at the first presidential debate. >> we've had 43 straight
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